NEW 2020 TOUR DATES!

This February and March, Ags will be headed out on tour around the UK in support of the new album ‘Wrong Again’!

Ags will be visiting a number of favourite old venues whilst also covering new ground. Be sure to catch him if he’s in your area:

FEB 21st – FILEY, Tommy’s

FEB 26th – LONDON, What’s Cookin’ (trio show)

MAR 2nd – BRIGHTON, The Greys

MAT 5th – STORNOWAY, County Hotel

MAR 7th – ABERDEEN, The Blue Lamp

MAR 8th – GLASGOW, House concert

MAR 9th – HAWICK, Cornucopia Room

MAR 10th – NEWCASTLE, Prohibition Bar

MAR 13th – LIVERPOOL, Heaven’s Gate @ 81 Renshaw

MAR 14th – ECCLESHALL, Royal Oak

MAR 18th – MILTON KEYNES, Private venue

MAR 19th – EALING, Westfield House

Ticket details and more info can be found on the Shows page.

NEW SONG PREMIERE!!

Check out the exclusive premiere of Ags’ new song ‘Wrong Again (You Lose a Life)’ – from the forthcoming album ‘Wrong Again’ – thanks to Glide Magazine!

Glide says: “In an age where acts like Tyler Childers, Sturgill Simpson, Margo Price, and Colter Wall have been building huge fanbases for playing real deal country music, Ags Connolly is a must listen as he deserves to be right up there with all of these acts”

You can hear the track and read the full article HERE.

DON’T MISS AGS THIS SUMMER!

Don’t miss Ags at a bunch of top festivals this summer!

Ags will be playing both accompanied and solo at these great summer parties – if you’re gonna be in attendance be sure to check the listings, grab a beer and tonk it up…

JUL 6th – MAVERICK FESTIVAL, Suffolk (duo)
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JUL 12th – STATIC ROOTS FESTIVAL, Oberhausen, Germany (duo)
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AUG 26th – OVER THE HILL, Witney (solo)
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SEP 6th – THE LONG ROAD, Lutterworth (trio)
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AGS TO PERFORM AT THE UK COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

Ags is among a select group of artists who have been asked to perform at the 2018 UK Country Music Awards.

The awards will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel near East Midlands Airport on Saturday 1st September. Other artists performing include Hannah Johnson & The Broken Hearts and Philippa Hannah. Tickets and more information on the awards can be found at ukcountrymusicawards.com.

END OF YEAR RECOGNITION FOR ‘NOTHIN’ UNEXPECTED’

Ags’ second album ‘Nothin’ Unexpected, released in February 2017, has received recognition from a number of quarters in end-of-year lists and radio shows! Here is a list of a few that have included the album, and songs from it, in their round-ups:

MAGAZINES & BLOGS

Nightshift Magazine – ‘Tunes of 2017’   READ

Country Exclusive – ‘Top 25 Albums of 2017’   READ

D’Country Spirit – ‘Seleccion De Improbables’  (print only)

The Daily Country – ‘The Best Albums of 2017 You May Not Have Heard’  READ

American Roots UK – ‘2017 Albums of the Year’  READ

ALTCOUNTRY.NL – ‘De Favorieten van 2017’  READ

Saving Country Music – ‘2017 Essential Albums List’  READ

Country Music People – ‘Best of 2017’, ‘Songs of the Year’  (print only)

RADIO & PODCASTS

The International Americana Music Show – ‘Best of 2017’  LISTEN

BBC Radio Oxford – ‘Songs of the Year 2017’  LISTEN

BBC Radio Shropshire – ‘Best of 2017’  LISTEN

 

This list will be updated as and when any other and of year lists are published.

AGS TO TOUR WITH JEREMY PINNELL IN OCTOBER

October will see the return to these shores of the incredible Ohio/Kentucky native Jeremy Pinnell, who will be promoting his superb new album ‘Ties of Blood and Affection’ on a co-headline tour with Ags.

Ags and Jeremy previously teamed up in both Witney and London on a short UK run of Jeremy’s in October 2015 but now they are back together for a full tour. You can catch them at the following venues – please see the ‘Shows’ tab for more info on each.

Fri 13th Oct – HARROGATE, Warehouse Recording Co. (w/ Robert Vincent)

Sat 14th Oct – GLASGOW, Private House Concert

Sun 15th Oct – ABERDEEN, The Blue Lamp

Mon 16th Oct – GATESHEAD, Prohibition Cabaret Bar

Tue 17th Oct – YORK, The Basement

Thu 19th Oct – STAMFORD, Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge

Fri 20th Oct – OXFORD, The Isis Farmhouse

Sun 22nd Oct – BRISTOL, The Golden Lion (Jeremy only)

Tue 24th Oct – PLYMOUTH, The Junction

Thu 26th Oct – LONDON, Westfield House, Ealing

AGS IN CO-BILL WITH DOUG SEEGERS AT SOUTHERN FRIED!

Don’t miss Ags playing with country sensation Doug Seegers at Southern Fried in Perth, Scotland next weekend!

Ags has played at the festival twice before and was there when Doug made his Southern Fried debut in 2015. This year they share the bill on Saturday afternoon 29th July at the Salutation Hotel. Ags will open the show with a solo set of his new and old songs while Doug will be playing a set of Hank Williams classics.

Be sure to catch this show if you can get there! Tickets are priced at £12.50 for weekend pass holders or £17.50 (£15 concessions). Buy yours HERE.

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COUNTRY MUSIC PEOPLE GIVES ‘TRADITIONAL’ 5 STARS!

Despite the ‘Traditional’ cowboy songs limited release album only being a stop-gap release before Ags’ second album of originals is released later this year, Country Music People saw fit to give it 5 stars in their August issue!

Reviewer Chris Smith called the album  “an informative and very entertaining piece of work, and quite possibly a collector’s item for the future”.

Copies of ‘Traditional’ are still available at £10 each. You can buy by PayPal using agsconnolly@googlemail.com or by sending cash/a cheque to 29 High Street, Finstock, Oxfordshire, OX7 3DA.

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